Friday, September 28, 2012

It's True. I am alive!

Though this is how we feel around our house these days!

I've been gone a while so we'll really just move forward rather than rehash the past. But I'll do a very brief "scratch the surface" of the last 3 weeks.

We had my (future) SIL's bachelorette party on Lake McQueeny and a very good time was had by all! It made me feel every bit of my 31 years when I was up for 1.5 myself...having quiet time on the doc while the 20-somethings were still sleeping.  
My sister- Kristen, My SIL- Rebecca, and me
I took a day off and mom talked me into going with her to get her hair done. While waiting for her natural hair color to set ;) I decided to let Terri chop my hair off.
Dave's Texas Tech Red Raiders were playing in our backyard so we took the 45 minute drive to watch them slaughter Texas State. We had a great time with friends and we got to see this amazing sunset!
 The Loj celebrated a birthday so we celebrated with her! We realized we were sitting right under and fitting.
See an arrow flying high, bet it's coming from Pi Phi!

 We had to...
Pi Phi Love and Mine
My mom's best friend, and my fairy godmother, literally saved this sweet, precious dog from hell. It's a very long story but we knew she was being neglected so my mom called Coleen (we're in Austin, she's in Dallas- where Dixie was) and Coleen went straight to the rescue!! Dixie was SO matted and had been kept outside throughout the summer. She was just living under a bush to keep as cool as possible. She picked her up and took her straight to the groomer. They had to shave her, but she is SO happy, completely healthy, and she is being LOVED on now by her new mommy, Coleen!!

Dixie was so sweet that Coleen fell in love with her and Dixie now has a forever home with the most generous ANGEL!! (seriously...HOW can people be mean to dogs??)
 Speaking of dogs...mine is so spoiled and lazy!! But, I had a sick day on Wednesday and he kept me very good company. :)

And that, my friends, is a tiny recap of some of the goings on around here. Back to life, back to reality!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Do you know the story of this tree? It's incredible- the last surviving thing to be pulled from the wreckage. This tree was burned and crushed when the towers fell. You will really enjoy this short clip (less than 2 mins) telling the wonderful story.

"Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children." -President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

*Photos taken in October of 2011- New York City 9/11 Memorial